Zyban (Bupropoin)

What is Zyban?

Zyban (Bupropoin) is a prescription drug used to treat depression. Bupropoin, the main active element in Zyban, works by influencing the chemicals messengers (neurotransmitters) in the brain.


Zyban Facts

Depression is believed to be caused by a discrepancy in the amount of neurotransmitters, as nerves often recycle the neurotransmitters released by them during the reuptake procedure. Bupropion slows down the reuptake of different neurotransmitters kike serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine resulting in the availability of more of these neurotransmitters. This online prescription drug is especially used to treat major depression and seasonal affective disorder or the type of depression that arise mainly during the fall and winter. This medication is available in the form of tablets, sustained release tablets and extended release tablets.

Zyban Side Effects

The usual dosage of Zyban for treating depression is anything between one and three tablets taken daily. If you are taking the immediate release tablets of this online prescription drug ensure that one tablet does not exceed 150 mg and they are taken six hours apart. This online prescription drug may be taken with food in case you experience stomach upset, but never take an overdose of the medication from for it may enhance the risk of seizures. The highest dosage of this online prescription drug is 300 mg to 450 mg daily, conditional on the patient’s medical condition. In case, the patient has an acute liver ailment, the maximum dosage of the medication should be 150 mg every second day.

Before start taking, it is essential to tell your physician if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. Zyban drug should not be used if the patient is enduring specific medical conditions, such as seizures or eating disorders. People stopping regular use of sedatives or alcohol suddenly should not take this online prescription drug, as it enhances the risk of seizures. Like any other online prescription drugs, Zyban also results in side effects, including headache, agitation, dry mouth, insomnia, constipation, nausea, and tremor. Some people taking the medication may also experience insomnia, weight loss and hallucination during the initial phase of the therapy. Zyban is known to interact with certain medications and hence, this medication needs to be used cautiously in patients taking medications like Compazine (prochlorperazine), Thirazine (chlorpromazine) and antipsychotic medications.

Health conditions to discuss

Any health conditions you have or used to have must be reported in advance. This is necessary to discuss in order to determine the best dosage you will benefit from. The following health conditions are important to mention: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, heart disease, liver or kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, a heart attack, a head injury, seizures, and any other ones you think may cause concern.

Interaction of Zyban with other meds

If you have recently taken a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor, you must not start your treatment with Zyban, as a dangerous and life-threatening interaction is possible. At least 2 weeks are supposed to pass before you will be able to safely take Zyban after you have taken the last dosage of a MAO inhibitor, and vice versa. Do not start taking any new medications without first talking to your health care provider. Make sure you tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications: medications for irregular heartbeat, medications for seizures, antidepressants, nutritional supplements, amantadine, beta blockers, diet pills, insulin, oral drugs for diabetes, medications for mental illness, nicotine patch, oral steroids, sedatives, theophylline, and sleeping pills. They can cause interference and affect the quality of your treatment.

Is it possible to take too much of Zyban?

An overdose of Zyban must be reported to your doctor as soon as possible, so make sure you report any of the following symptoms to your health care provider: difficulty breathing, trouble swallowing, confusion, blurred vision, seizure, dizziness, fainting, pounding heartbeat, blurred vision, lightheadedness, confusion, and an upset stomach. Seek emergency medial assistance if you have any of these symptoms. If you develop any new symptoms and do not know what you are supposed to do – also contact your doctor and discuss your options.